Pug indoor training.?


I am planning on getting a 6 week old pug. I have been reading non-stop about different options with training. I am looking for some advice on a mix of wee wee pad and crate training. Everything I’ve read says that the dog should not eliminate in the crate. I will be at work from 8am to 5pm and will come home on my lunch to visit my pug! The person that has the litter has an extra crate. The crate seems bigger than what is recommended for a pug but she said to put the bed in back and the wee wee pad in front. If i did this, could I eventually move the wee wee pad out when it is trained enough to not be left in the crate all day?

Also, if i train the dog to use a wee wee pad, when I come home from work and take him for a walk, will he use the restroom outside?


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    4 Responses to “Pug indoor training.?”

    1. rikki says:

      I trained my chihuahua from 9 weeks to use the puppy pads. I purchased a pet tray and later moved to a bigger potty tray. She learned so quickly with just a few accidents. I live in an apartment and she does just fine. I pick up the poop and just flush it. Don’t listen to the lady who said you shouldn’t own a pug. Many small breeds are trained to go inside and are very happy and healthy. Just start in the crate and eventually move the pad away slowly to the area you want it to go.
      Good Luck!

    2. Fallon(Forever Pugged) says:

      6 weeks old?
      From where? You know thats illegal..right?
      8 weeks..MINIMUM!

      On top of that, you work to much to own a Pug..wheather or not you come home on your lunch break.
      Pugs are companion dogs..their ‘job’ is to sit on your lap all day..and if they can’t do that they suffer. You need to hire a dog babysitter or just simply don’t get a Pug.

      Furthermore, wee pad training is NEVER sucessful. You HAVE to take the puppy OUTDOORS every hour or so.

      I know my Pug stuff..and you don’t seem fit for a Pug.
      What research have you done on this ‘breeder’?
      What research have you done on Pugs?
      Obviously none to both.
      No reputable breeder would let a Pug go at six weeks..REGARDLESS. You know how IMPORTANT it is to buy from a *reputable* Pug breeder?
      I’m sure you already know all the health problems specific to Pugs..right? Those will DOUBLE if you don’t buy from a reputable breeder.

    3. Krizette D says:

      Some pups need more time than others to get used to their new den. But if it just isn’t working, or if you can’t stand the idea of putting your dog in a crate, there are alternatives.
      You can keep your puppy in a gated area of your house–kitchens work well–that’s small enough she won’t want to mess up her living space.
      You can also keep your puppy with you as you move around the house, on a leash attached to your belt. But you’ll need to keep a close eye on your puppy to make sure she doesn’t eliminate inside or chew on anything she’s not supposed to.


    4. lsvanars says:

      This sounds exactly what I dealt with when I got my two Pom’s. I decided to use pee pads and crate training. I definitely recommend leaving a pee pad in the crate. At this young age they can’t hold it that long and even though they don’t want to, they will eliminate waste in their cage. Now, whenever I take my dogs out, they use the bathroom outside (although at first they were a little weary about it). Have you thought about getting 2? I know it’s more money but since my dogs do stay alone during the day, they are much happier in their crate with each other.